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National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) holds tire safety symposium

Posted on Monday, December 22nd, 2014   

Recent and devastating tire failure deaths were likely in the foreground of many participants’ minds at the Tire Safety Symposium in Washington D.C. earlier this month.

Tire safety standards and regulations lag far behind other automotive parts manufacturers. While others in the industry heavily rely on RFID chips to easily track and recall their goods, tire manufacturers have no such system, making it difficult for companies to identify recalled tires and for consumers to monitor the age of their tires; this is continuing to cause preventable deaths and injuries across the country. Major players, such as the Rubber Manufacturers Association still remain resistant to implementing any change in their processes.

To read highlights from the symposium, click here.

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